I was recently inspired by a blog post on recognition. In it, the author focused not only on good forms of recognition but also created a list of the best approaches to use recognition in the workplace.
I decided to work off that list to create a similar one for respect in the workplace.
1. Anyone Can Give Respect. It doesn’t just have to be a bottom up or top down approach. Feel free to respect your co-workers too!
2. Anyone Can Receive Respect. Same as above. Respect is not reserved for a select few. It should be received freely and embraced by all levels of an organization.
3. Anytime is an Appropriate Time. There doesn’t need to be a set time when respect can be given or received. Try to do it at least once a day. More would be even better.
4. Anything That Shows Respect Should Be Encouraged. This includes but is not limited to smiling when greeted by co-workers, not gossiping, or simply saying “thank you.”
What could you add to this list??
Thanks for the compliment! I like your list very much, too. Respect in the workplace is foundational to success. Without respect very little can be achieved and even less sustained over the long term. I’m glad to see it highlighted in this blog and am now following your blog for future insights!
Thanks Derek! I definitely agree that respect is important and goes hand in hand with recognition. Keep up the good work!